Location: Sheva Hayim at Sderot Golda, Jerusalem, Israel
Operator of Vehicle: Afikim
Date of Photo: May 25, 2018
For many years, the Israeli bus scene has been dominated by European manufacturers. For much of the 21st century, this has meant that most buses are built by companies such as Mercedes-Benz, MAN, Volvo, and VDL. However, this is starting to change. In recent years, Israeli bus companies have begun ordering buses from two Chinese manufacturers. Yutong, which was founded in 1963, makes buses such as the one seen here. Golden Dragon, another Chinese manufacturer founded in 1992, has also delivered units to Israeli companies. Chinese buses aren’t new to the Middle East, as many of Israel’s neighbors have been ordering Chinese buses for some time. However, they are new to Israel and part of a rapidly diversifying bus scene as other companies such as Solaris break in to this market as well.
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